Epic Smokehouse

4.4
701 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Epic Smokehouse is a modern upscale urban smokehouse, featuring smoke meats and fish with a large specialty cocktail and wine list.

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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We started with the steamed buns. They were extremely fatty and not very flavorful. The ribs were delicious and the brisket was amazing. I would not recommend the crab cakes, they had good flavor but not enough crab for my liking. Service was great though. Would definitely go back.

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We tried this restaurant during restaurant week. The food was delicious and the service great. We were greeted by Scott, the manager who was friendly and gracious. Our waiter James made me the best sweet tea that I have tasted anywhere other than South Carolina. The bread pudding was absolutely delicious. Almost as good as my mom's. We will definitely be going back.

NL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting the area and our hotel concierge recommended the restaurant and it was an excellent selection. The food was provided in abundance, and our waiter Sam was awesome.

LV
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

We had a late lunch to celebrate my mother’s 86th birthday - so it was very quite at the time. Service was excellent, food - standard southern barbecue fare - unremarkable (maybe due to the timing of our visit.) The restaurant did not acknowledge our special occasion except for a mere oral greeting which was mentioned only in passing. No special treat was provided to our disappointment.

L
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! Extremely hospitable. Food was delicious. The bacon sprouts and collards were amazing! Definitely will bring family here and / or business clients.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food and service was great. The only negative was how small and close the seating is to each other. I will dine again.

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food great, atmosphere really cool. Service a little choppy.

LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about this restaurant! The service was GREAT and the food was AWSOME!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tried this restaurant for Restaurant Week. The burnt ends made the meal.. dont quite understand why the brisket didnt taste as good, it was ok. The macaroni and cheese just needed the noodles to cook a tad bit longer and my preference a little more cheesy. My date had the ribs and they didnt fall off the bone,they as well was ok. I would visit again for the burnt ends.

w
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Called and requested reservations for party of 22 who were arriving from out of town. Gave them 30min notice and they were able to accommodate us and the service and food were top notch.

V
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was good but the burnt ends were dry, and the $28 ribeye had a sweet maranade and was over cooked and dry.

DA
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to relax on a Friday night! Fully Recommended!

l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a TREASURE.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food & service - Will definitely be back!

DF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. We had steak and prime. Both cooked to perfection. Excellent service. Will definitely go back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were awesome!

AJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always.

RN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Father’s Day was terrible , reservation was not ready had to wait and staff was very rude but the waiter was very nice, we requested a booth and didn’t get one and our steaks were over cooked so everything was wrong about this experience and they had a nice menu but I don’t think I would ever really know

GG
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy Epic and have been many times. The food is always great as well as the service and you can always hear the people you are eating with. Highly recommend it.

BS
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Convenient location to many hotels and the mall. My husband had a prime rib, which was excellent, however my rib-eye was subpar at best. I will give Epic another chance, however will not order steak. Service was pretty good and wine prices was fairly reasonable.

H
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My team held a going away dinner for one of our people. You put us in a booth near the bar. Food, volume, and drink were amazing. I plan to hold all our get together events at Epic.

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

My first visit, great service but unfortunately the food was just average.

PO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We order the pulled pork , it was very good, portion was enough for 2.
From the appetizers we had the burnt ends that were good but a bit greasy.
Our server was very efficient, food took less than 10 minutes to arrive.
Noise level was fine, good enough to have a quiet conversation. Staff was kind.
This was a great option to have a good dinner, with very efficient service.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was underwhelming, and restaurant was very loud which made it difficult to talk with my friend across the table.

JT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brisket was great, good flavor and not dry at all. The Mac and Cheese was delicious and fresh.

AJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place the vegi posta is amazing

GG
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The food and the service are great.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Classic smokehouse experience.

T
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was served hot and well. I would recommend this location to a friend. Cocktails and wines were diverse. Limited restroom facility. (Men's restroom was out of order and Women's restroom door could not lock.)

D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food is not amazing. Too greasy for meat that is supposed to stay hours in a smoker. Disappointing and quite expensive.

AJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place the root veggie plate is amazing

QM
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered the shrimp pasta and was told out of shrimp. So I got a dry tasteless burger and my son got tasteless fried chicken. The smoked sausage was under cooked and the beef brisket was try.

S
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cocktails, ambiance and service. Epic never disappoints!

m
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I don't like negative reviews, however, there were many issues with our dinner. We knew price points going in and our expectations were high. The burnt ends and caesar salad were delicious. The horseradish encrusted smoked prime rib was bland and mushy, I assumed it would have a crusty horseradish bark but it did not and I got no smoke. The leek and potato mash was dry and had no leek flavor at all. My husband had the brisket, which was good. He was told it came with mac/cheese and Cole slaw. He received mac/cheese only. Our iced tea and coke were $3.50 a piece, which is ridiculous! Finally, our server never came back to check on how our food was, whether I was happy with the cook on my prime rib, nothing. He did refill our drinks and offer dessert before presenting us with a check. As we left, no one inquired if we were happy with our meal either. For an $80 check for two, I would expect much more.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so delicious!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Epic is a place I go regularly—their happy hour has good value, their food is delicious. If I could criticize any point, I would say that they skimp on the lettuce in their salads, which seems very odd to me. But, I keep going back in spite of that!

AJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Soggy and bland prime rib, worst I’ve ever had. Two-person tables leave you too far apart to talk. Also sun in my eyes for half of dinner through window shades. Do not recommend.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal. The appetizers (the calamari and the wings) were delicious, but as large a portion as we were expecting. All four the main dishes were great. I had the beef short ribs. The only disappointment was the Mac & Cheese. None of us thought it was very good.

J
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of our dinner was exceptional. From the front door where we were met by a team of very friendly people to our server who was terrific. Our two steaks we’re delicious loved the experience

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